Clinical and Basic Science Collaborations
UCI's Institute for Clinical and Translational Science is inviting applications for the Dean's Triumvirate Grants, which promote novel collaborations among clinical and basic science researchers from the UCI School of Medicine and other UCI Schools and programs. The program provides support for investigators who have considered interacting with other colleagues in different fields of study, but could not establish the collaboration for logistical, structural, or financial reasons. The goal of these new collaborations is to enhance integration of basic and clinical science and lead to the submission and eventual funding of truly unique grant applications to the NIH and other extramural agencies. Ultimately, this process is expected to accelerate the translation of novel scientific concepts into tangible applications relevant to every-day clinical practice.
ELIGIBILITY: The team should be led by a team of three full-time UCI faculty members (assistant professor or higher), from different disciplines, distributed as follows: Either two School of Medicine investigators (one a clinician or clinical researcher in a clinical department, the other a basic science researcher in one of the basic science departments), and a third investigator from outside of the School of Medicine. Or one School of Medicine investigator (basic or clinical) and two investigators from other Schools (but not both from the same School). The collaboration should be new: at least one of the three team members must not have ollaborated with the other two in past research projects.